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    Quant Traders: Real Rocket Scientists? Magic? Rulers Of Wall Street

    By Emily on Aug 12, 2020 9:06:45 AM

    Known as the “the Rocket Scientists of Wall Street” (as initially labeled by Investopedia) Quant traders or analysts -  "Quants" - maybe understandingly intimidating to many. However, as their returns increase, more are becoming aware of their power. Quants are a specialized set that cannot be ignored…

    Topics: FinTech Current Events Algos Careers Wall Street news Quantitative Trading Quant
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    The Latest FinTech Innovations For Millennials

    By Emily on Aug 6, 2020 6:28:59 AM

    “We’re from Reno, Nevada - we love games like this.”

    Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup millennial Millennials events
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    How the Banking Sector Can Combat Cyber Attacks: A Checklist

    By Byte on Aug 6, 2020 5:29:49 AM

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    It is no secret that Cyber Crime is only escalating in this day and age. In fact, in 2016, it was reported that 54% of organizations have been hit with cyber crime in the last two years.  As one can imagine, the banking sector is considered as one of the most vulnerable as far as cyber crime is concerned. 

    Topics: FinTech cyber crime Banking Cyber Security
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    Fashion Tech Meets FinTech (An NYC Fashion Week Special)

    By Emily on Aug 6, 2020 4:52:10 AM

    Byte Academy coding bootcamp and Felix Gray eyewear kicked off a collaboration and demo for campus "Fashion Tech Week" paralleling New York Fashion Week in mid February.  Although Felix Gray is only in soft launch, participating Byte Academy students and community members received free Felix Gray glasses for a demo period concluding Friday, February 26.  The glasses have filtering technology which block blue light and reduces eyestrain. Upon conclusion, Felix Gray will talk to Byte students and community members answering questions on the product, the technology behind it, and what startup life is like.

    Topics: FinTech Startup Careers Light Reads medtech
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    FinTech Future: Banks and Startup Alliances In Ten Years

    By Byte on Apr 20, 2016 10:50:33 AM

    Here's a piece that caught our eye by Eyal Lifshitz as originally published in TechCrunch ...

    Banking as we know it is in the midst of its first fundamental remaking in centuries. What’s driving this transformation? Two major shifts: our transition to interacting with money digitally instead of physically, which opened finances to tech disruption, and a tech wave that has changed the way consumers define ease and convenience.

    In just 10 years, we can expect banks (and other financial institutions) to look, from the outside, like a vastly different organization: a technology startup. That doesn’t mean branches will offer nap pods and catered lunches; rather, your bank will have placed newfound emphasis on the design and customer experience paradigm that has changed while retail banking has been playing catch-up.

    Topics: finance FinTech Banking